Stuart, Helen

Helen Stuart
 There is now being exhibited in the shop window of Mr. Haslett, bookseller, of Shortland-street, a number of photographs which have been hand-coloured (water colours), by Miss Stewart (sic). The photographs are from the studio of Messrs. Bradley and Rulofson, of San Francisco, the well-known photographers, and are admirable likenesses of Mrs. Scott Siddons, Miss Neilson, Miss Mary Anderson, Mr. Sothern (as Lord Dundreary), and other celebrities.

Miss Stewart (sic), as a photographic colourist, has done ample justice to these works of art, for so they may be termed, and the collection will repay inspection.

New Zealand Herald, Volume XVI, Issue 5543, 22 August 1879


Index here

Index - here

All newspaper articles and advertisements are from Papers Past - National Library of New Zealand or Trove - National Library of Australia unless otherwise stated.

Photographer's negatives - the most common question I am asked relates to the current location of photographer's negatives - see this post.

I'm not able to provide any information about photographers other than that on this site. I'm am also not able to date photographs or assist you in identifying people in photographs you may have. I am unable to assist in locating the current location of business records of any photographer.

I recommend the Auckland City Library's website for more information about New Zealand photographers -

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Thomson, Richard John James

Richard John James Thomson
112 Hamilton Road, Hataitai, Wellington 
born 9 November 1890 Wairoa, died 3 September 1977, reg. 1977/44195 

Ryan, Algernon Arthur

Algernon Arthur Ryan

 New Zealand

Photographs. Mr. Ryan, a Sydney photographer, has today got out a splendid lot of over twenty photographs of scenes, principally at Wairoa, occasioned by the recent outbreak.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XXIII, Issue 7666, 17 June 1886

We have been shewn, by Mr C. G. Carter [Charles George Carter], a number of very pleasing photographs of the various places of interest in the Rotorua District, taken since the Tarawera eruption. These include views of Ohinemutu, Wairoa, Tikitapu Bush, Lake Tarawera, Hazard's House, McRae's Hotel, etc., etc. In all numbering 20 distinct pictures. The work has been executed by Mr A. A. Ryan, Sydney, and Mr Carter has been entrusted with the sale of the photographs. Mr Philp has been appointed to canvass for orders and no doubt will be successful in his efforts. As the San Francisco mail leaves here on Saturday, the public will have a good opportunity of forwarding to the Old Country, pictures of the recent catastrophe.
Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XIV, Issue 2000, 17 June 1886, Page 2


Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XIV, Issue 2000, 17 June 1886


The views of the eruption and its results, which Mr Carter advertises for sale, have attracted a brisk demand; already large numbers being disposed of. We would remind the public that the English mail, via San Francisco, closes this evening at 3.30. A good opportunity is thus afforded of sending Home pictures of the eruption.
Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XIV, Issue 2001, 19 June 1886

Mr Ryan photographer, was successful on Thursday in securing two unusually good pictures of the children and others assembled to witness the opening ceremony of the Harington street school. The photographs will be ready on and after today and may be obtained from Mr C. Carter, the strand. As Mr Ryan purposes leaving the district almost immediately, those who wish to obtain copies of these pictures should at once leave their orders with Mr Carter. The price of the photographs has been fixed at 2s each.
Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XIV, Issue 2027, 21 August 1886

NSW, Australia

The National Photographic Company, whose rooms are in Auburn-street, Goulburn, have decided to open for a few weeks in Crookwell, and have taken Mr. C. Schroeder's store for the purpose. The show-frames exhibited by Mr. A. A. Ryan, the gentleman in charge here, contain photos which are really first-class, and denote a master's hand in their finish. We believe Mr. Ryan is prepared to attend country residents and take views of their properties. The charges certainly are in accordance with the times, and range from 10/- per dozen upwards.

Crookwell Gazette (NSW), Fri 12 Oct 1888, Page 2

Photography.- The National Photographic Company have commenced business in Goulburn, and have leased rooms over Mr. A. A. Kerr's Pharmacy in Auburn-street, as a studio. The rooms have been thoroughly renovated and altered so as to render them suitable for photographic galleries. On ascending the stairs the visitor enters the reception room, the walls of which are almost covered with specimens of high-class photography executed by the company, and well worthy of inspection. From this room, a corridor leads to the retiring rooms, and thence to the studio, which is on the ground floor at the rear of the promises. The studio is well lighted, an possesses every facility for the production of first-class work. This company, we are informed, supplied the Picturesque Atlas Company with many of the New Zealand and other views which have appeared in that work, and others which are yet to appear, and their work has been very highly spoken of by connoisseurs in the art. The company have already had sittings from numerous townspeople and the photographs produced are really excellent likenesses. The general manager is Mr. A. A. Ryan, a gentleman who has had considerable experience in the business, and the operator at Goulburn is Mr. G. McClelland, who has gained a good reputation as an operator. The company intend extending their operations to various towns in this and the Manaro district, and will make Goulburn their central depot.
Goulburn Herald (NSW), Thu 15 Nov 1888, Page 2

THE NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY,— Our old friend Mr. A. A. Ryan, well and favourably known in the district as photographer, has arrived among us once more, and by advertisement it will be seen that he locates in the town for a short time. It is not necessary to say more as his work has spoken for him and the Company he represents.

The Manaro Mercury and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser (NSW), 30 Dec 1890, Page 4

Messrs. Ryan and Thompson, photographers, of Sydney, have opened a branch studio in Crookwell in promises opposite Cox's mill, where they will remain for three weeks only. The branch is in charge of Mr. A. A. Ryan, who is already well known to the people of Crookwell and district as an artist of the very highest ability; and the work he has previously turned out during his visit to Crookwell in connection with the National Photo Co. should be sufficient to ensure him a visit from all who desire first-class portraits at a very reasonable price. We have been asked to mention that the negatives previously taken in Crookwell by the National Photo Co. are in the possession of Messrs. Ryan and Thompson, and persons desirous of obtaining copies from these can do so on informing Mr. Ryan.

Crookwell Gazette (NSW), 18 Jan 1893, Page 3

Raddon Collection

Raddon Collection
Photographs collected
Elizabeth Ann Raddon and Hugh Hocking Raddon

The City Photo Company
The City Photo Company
Eden George Co. Ltd
Eden George Co. Ltd

George and Walton
Grand & Dunlop

Grand & Dunlop
Grand & Dunlop

Grand & Dunlop
Grand & Dunlop

Grand & Dunlop
Grand & Dunlop
Peter Schourup
William Sherlock
Standish & Preece
Edward Teague
Robert Walter Meers

Kent - England

Mortimer Field and Son

Devon - England

London - England


James Valentine

Cape Town - South Africa

Samuel Baylis Barnard


Robinson & Sons, Dublin
Lauder Bros, Dublin


Bourne & Shepherd

Unknown Photographers